Simon Hewitt Jones
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Bruch Violin Concerto - Harmony Sinfonia @ Herne Hill Festival
Over the Rainbow - Simon Hewitt Jones and Daniel Swain
Tango Rehearsal - Simon Hewitt Jones & Fifth Quadrant - Primavera (Spring) by Piazzolla
Memorable musical moments! Charismatic, super-experienced violinist; BBC to Glastonbury, Ed Sheeran to Beethoven - you name it I've done it!
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Classical, Christmas, Contemporary classical, Early music, Baroque, Classical crossover, Medieval music, Film / TV music, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, 1950s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Bluegrass, Ceilidh, Traditional Scottish folk, Welsh folk, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Jazz, Blues, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Modern jazz, Swing, Ragtime, Light music, Easy listening, Experimental, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Motown, Hip Hop, World music, Arabic, Australian music, Bossa nova, Bollywood, Bavarian oompah, Caribbean music, Cuban music, German music, French music, Flamenco, Brazilian music, Calypso, Hawaiian music, Greek music, Indian music, Klezmer, Jewish music, Italian music, Latin, Mariachi, Polka, Polish music, Russian music, Reggae, Samba, Scottish music, Spanish music, Tango, Salsa
Orchestrator, Producer, Songwriter, Composer, Lyricist, Actor, Musical comedy, Fluent sight-reader, Fluent improviser, MC, Live looping, Perfect pitch, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Music therapy, Composition teaching, Community music worker, Musicologist, Animateur
I'm a studio quality reader and am happy to play pretty much anything at fairly short notice, in any of the styles listed on my profile.
If there's a specific piece of music that you need for an event, my team will track it down at cost price. If it's not available, I can arrange bespoke arrangements at below market rates via the editorial team at ViolinSchool.
Classical repertoire includes all major violin works e.g. Vivaldi Four Seasons, Bach Double Concerto, Bruch Concerto, and most of the major violin repertoire.
Wide range of Folk and Jazz standards as listed on profile. Setlist design available on request.
Here is just a very small sample of pieces / songs I have available immediately - all can be accompanied either with piano or harmonic/bass accompaniment (e.g. guitar, cello, accordion, etc.)
The Water is Wide
Singing in the Rain
Theme from Swan Lake
Schubert - Rosamunde
Bourrée in E minor
Barcarolle - Offenbach
In the Hall of the Mountain King
Paganini - 24th Caprice
The Young Prince and Princess
Spring from the Four Seasons - Vivaldi
Prélude from L'Arlésienne
Habanera from Carmen
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
Chopin - Prelude No. 7
The Kirsch in the Fondue
Bach - Air
Chopin - Prelude No. 15 - Raindrop
Home Sweet Home
Pastime with Good Company
Fiocco - Allegro - 2 Violins
Radetzky March - Strauss
Après un Rêve
Jupiter - The Bringer of Jollity
Ave Maria - Bach / Gounod
The Cuckoo (Le Coucou)
Bach - Inventions (2 violins)
Schubert - Ave Maria
Massenet - Meditation
Bartok Duos (2 violins)
Tango - Por Una Cabeza
I am the Doctor
Pastime with Good Company
Ave Maria (Gounod/Bach)
Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
Andante from Divertimento in D major
The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Bach Airs and Dances
To The Greenwood
Ragtime, Serenade and Rumba
Largo from New World
Air by Handel
Ode to Joy
The Irish Washerwoman
In An English Country Garden
Rondeau from Abdelazer
Largo from Winter by Vivaldi
Cockles and Mussels
Brahms - Lullaby
Autumn by Vivaldi
Deck the Halls
In the Bleak Midwinter
Ding Dong Merrily on High
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
... and many more!
Do you have different line-up options?
I play violin. Accompaniment options include piano (if you have one), keyboard (if you don't), cello, viola, string quartet, accordion, ceildh band, drums, guitar, any and all combinations of the above. Open to other combinations too. It all depends on the scope of your event and the styles you need.
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
Contact us straight away and we'll do our very best to help make it work.
How much time do you need to set up?
Not a lot. We can be very flexible if necessary. Once we understand the detail of your event, we can give you a very precise answer to this question if it is needed!
Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?
Yes. I'll listen carefully to understand *exactly* the musical moment / impact / memory that you need to create. Then we'll guide you towards the best possible options. Any 'must-have' music choices will be built into the setlist at this point!
Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?
Yes. Entirely self-contained. And easy to move around. Our former agent in Wales once said to us "I just love booking you ... you're so ... so ... *portable*"
Can you learn specific pieces before the event?
Yes. If you need us to source or arrange sheet music, this can be done at cost price. If there is a specific piece of music that you need which is not already in my repertoire, I can likely prepare it - please ask for a quote.
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